A comprehensive, visual reference, enhanced by photographs and illustrations, provides information on all major fields of knowledge and includes timelines, sidebars, cross-references, and other useful features.
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For over thirty years, students have mastered the basics of writing with Wilson and Glazier's THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS. Uncomplicated, well established, and student tested, the 11th edition continues to cover the essentials of spelling, word choice, sentence structure, punctuation, paragraph and essay writing -- as well as more advanced skills such as argumentation and quotation -- in a brief, easy-to-follow way. Each concept includes concise explanations accompanied by plentiful exercises (with corresponding answers in the back of the book for immediate feedback) so that students quickly grasp and reinforce what they learn. Popular Continuous Discourse exercises include tidbits from history, literature, science, and current events that engage students in the concepts being explored. When the course ends, this self-teaching text becomes an excellent reference tool for students to use in their future courses and careers. FORMS A, B, AND C include identical least you should know explanations supported by different exercises, samples, and writing assignments -- making each form unique. The three forms offer instructors unparalleled variety within each edition and provide students with options for additional practice beyond the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The new annual edition of McGraw-Hill's popular guide to the GRE General Test. A multimedia package combining print, video, and online practice. About the Book McGraw-Hill's GRE--specially created by nationally renowned test-prep experts--offers test-takers these valuable features: Complete coverage of the revised GRE test format 6 complete practice tests (4 in the book, 2 more online) NEW: 20 online coaching videos demonstrating GRE problem-solving techniques Eye-catching, 2-color, 16-page Welcome section on heavy stock including How to Use This Book, GRE Study Plan, 50 Top Strategies for Test day, Information for International Students, Getting the Most from the Online Tests, and more. Features In the book: --4 practice paper-and-pencil GREs with in-depth explanations --Complete review of all the math and verbal skills GRE-takers need --Strategies for answering every question type --GRE vocabulary list --Sample Analytical Writing essays at varying score levels. --Special information for international test-takers Online: --2 more practice GREs --NEW: 20 coaching videos demonstrating GRE problem-solving techniques Other Benefits: --Complete coverage of the revised GRE format --Practice with sample GREs that simulate the real exam --Strategies for every question type --Essay-writing help --Expert guidance from a nationally renowned GRE coach --Special information for international test-takers --More GRE practice online --Online coaching videos demonstrating GRE problem-solving techniques Market / Audience In August 2011 a dramatically new format was introduced for the GRE. McGraw-Hill's GRE was one of the first guides to provide complete coverage of the new test features. The revised test is partially computer-adaptive (the old one had no computer-adaptive functions), and it has several all-new question types. Thousands of graduate programs require the GRE for admission. In addition, more than 500 business schools worldwide now also accept GRE scores for admission to MBA programs. The list includes many top-ranked schools such as Harvard, IE, INSEAD, MIT Sloan and Stanford. In 2010, the GRE General Test was taken by about 675,000 candidates. Test volume outside the United States increased 13% in 2010. The number of GRE takers outside the US in 2008 was approximately 172,000, with the largest numbers in China (52,000) and India (55,000). About the Author Steven W. Dulan (East Lansing, MI) is the founder and president of Advantage Education, Inc., which offers live test-prep classes at high schools and colleges throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Colorado, as well as distance-learning programs over the Internet.
In ‘Making Kids Cleverer: A manifesto for closing the advantage gap’, David Didau reignites the nature vs. nurture debate around intelligence and offers research-informed guidance on how teachers can help their students acquire a robust store of knowledge and skills that is both powerful and useful. Foreword by Paul A. Kirschner. Given the choice, who wouldn’t want to be cleverer? What teacher wouldn’t want this for their students, and what parent wouldn’t wish it for their children? When David started researching this book, he thought the answers to the above were obvious. But it turns out that the very idea of measuring and increasing children’s intelligence makes many people extremely uncomfortable: “If some people were more intelligent, where would that leave those of us who weren’t?” The question of whether or not we can get cleverer is a crucial one. If you believe that intelligence is hereditary and environmental effects are trivial, you may be sceptical. But environment does matter, and it matters most for children from the most socially disadvantaged backgrounds – those who not only have the most to gain, but who are also the ones most likely to gain from our efforts to make all kids cleverer. And one thing we can be fairly sure will raise children’s intelligence is sending them to school. In this wide-ranging enquiry into psychology, sociology, philosophy and cognitive science, David argues that with greater access to culturally accumulated information – taught explicitly within a knowledge-rich curriculum – children are more likely to become cleverer, to think more critically and, subsequently, to live happier, healthier and more secure lives. Furthermore, by sharing valuable insights into what children truly need to learn during their formative school years, he sets out the numerous practical ways in which policy makers and school leaders can make better choices about organising schools, and how teachers can communicate the knowledge that will make the most difference to young people as effectively and efficiently as possible. David underpins his discussion with an exploration of the evolutionary basis for learning – and also untangles the forms of practice teachers should be engaging their students in to ensure that they are acquiring expertise, not just consolidating mistakes and misconceptions. There are so many competing suggestions as to how we should improve education that knowing how to act can seem an impossible challenge. Once you have absorbed the arguments in this book, however, David hopes you will find the simple question that he asks himself whenever he encounters new ideas and initiatives – “Will this make children cleverer?” – as useful as he does. Suitable for teachers, school leaders, policy makers and anyone involved in education. Chapters include: Chapter 1: The purpose of education Chapter 2: Built by culture Chapter 3: Is intelligence the answer? Chapter 4: Nature via nurture Chapter 5: Can we get cleverer? Chapter 6: How memory works Chapter 7: You are what you know Chapter 8: What knowledge? Chapter 9: Practice makes permanent Chapter 10: Struggle and success
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Philosophical poetry is probably the simplest description that can be attached to this book. It contains an image of what the author considers the attributes of humankind. Segments of the image which consist of the Intellect, the Soul, the Physical, the Emotions, the Conscious, and the Body, have associative poetry as if each segment is speaking. Many of the poems are thought provoking, and to assist in the thinking process, there is photography that relates to the poetry as well as a section after each poem for personal comments or notes. The final section is written in prose to give emphasis to the steps to balance and becoming one of the mighty.
Im mad as Hell, and Im not going to take it any more. So begins Satans autobiography, E-MAILS FROM THE UNDERWORLD: I AM NOT WHO I AM NOT. So long as God remained Out There,a transcendent, superhero who occasionally intervened in human affairs based on no apparent rhyme or reason, Satan was comfortable with the arrangement. God -- Out There. Satan in here. That's the way it was supposed to be. But with the publication of I AM WHO I AM: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GOD, it's a whole new game. In his mind, Satan, a metaphorical symbol for all the inner demons that keep humankind imprisoned within, has no choice but to come out with his own story. God has laid down the gauntlet; now it is time to respond, he proclaims. Let the best (or worst) deity win. And Satan is a cocky cuss. When it comes to laying claim to an inner presence within, his confidence runneth over. As he himself puts it, Im your inner demons. Im Anger, Envy, Lust, Pride. Im Greed, Impatience, Sloth. Im Judgmentalism, Im Bigotry, Im Stereotyping, Im all the sneaky little -isms and -igotries that allow you humanoids to think youre better than somebody else. You all know Im deep down inside every one of you. The story of Satan is a story of erupting from within. But Satan isnt just going to tell his lifes story, hes going to show it to you. E-mail by e-mail. From tweaking the Beatitudes to the Bad Dude's Baditudes," to offering a new set of Ten Commandments to Hell, Satan takes you on a roller-coaster ride of your own inner demons. By books end, a conscientious reader will have picked up more than enough tricks of the trade to insure a speedy and successful trip to metaphorical Hell (not to mention, of course, the ways to avoid it). (E-MAILS FROM THE UNDERWORLD: I AM NOT WHO I AM NOT is the second of a three part series of autobiographies of God, Satan, and Jesus, respectively. Be sure to complete your own collection of the trilogy with copies of I AM WHO I AM: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GOD, and I AM THE WORD: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JESUS.)
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Master the online tools available to grow your business and conquer the competition Business Hack is your essential roadmap to business growth and online marketing success. Author and successful entrepreneur John Lee shares his proven methods to harness the power of online tools, including using social media—offering practical steps to create and implement highly effective cyber-marketing campaigns. Thanks to the digital revolution, you no longer need teams of marketing experts and other expensive overheads to build and promote your business. This unique and valuable resource covers everything you need to consider when building your marketing strategy, from established principles of sales to cutting-edge digital techniques. In today’s dynamic business environment, strong and ongoing engagement in social media marketing is no longer an option–it is a necessity. From local craft-based businesses to new tech start-ups and even global multinational corporations, effective cyber-marketing can be instrumental in determining success. A comprehensive digital strategy enables you to compete across all platforms and maintain viability and relevance in the face of intense competition. Following the proven techniques in this essential guide allows you to: Implement powerful social media marketing campaigns to increase revenue and rise above the competition Integrate traditional sales and advertising methods with modern technology to create a comprehensive business marketing strategy Identify future trends to stay ahead of the technology curve and capitalize on new opportunities. Learn the skills used by successful entrepreneurs and respected experts in online marketing The Internet and rise of digital media have changed the rules of business and marketing. It is now possible for small and new businesses to compete and thrive in the global marketplace through intelligent use of digital and social media marketing. Business Hack provides the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in the 21st century.
This book proposes a new way of understanding the relationship between the city and personal identity. Interrogates the decentralization and fragmentation of personal identity in the globalized world. Rethinks urbanism that corresponds to risk, uncertainty of todays cities.
In THE AUDACITY OF HYPE, Armando Iannucci cuts straight to the heart of the insanity and sherbet-headed nonsense of modern life. THE AUDACITY OF HYPE brings together his views on diverse subjects, ranging from wickedly funny pen portraits of the sometimes loveable, usually despicable chumps who like to think of themselves as our political elite, and their bonkers schemes to save the world that are in fact likely to do us more harm than a pile of witches, to WMD, disaster movies, the pitfalls of 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here' and the high and mighty rhetoric of Obama, this is an absurdly entertaining and utterly indispensable collection from one of Britain's most brilliant satirists.
A Parent's Guide to Public Education in the 21st Century is written to answer questions and help today's parents sort through the weeds of educational reform to make informed decisions designed to get the best possible education for their children.
The high velocity global economy of today drives rapid consumer, business, industrial and marketplace change. The fast paced world around us is relentless and unforgiving. It drives increased customer and business partner expectations, requires faster innovation, and necessitates a faster more complex response to rapidly changing circumstances. That's why you need to learn how to innovate when faster is the new fast - by getting into a mindset where you're prepared to figure out a solution to a problem, almost before you know you have a problem.
HAVE YOU BEEN A VICTIM OF CRIME? DONT BECOME A VICTIM OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM! If you have been the victim of crime, your involvement with the justice system is just beginning. As a crime victim, you have certain rights and obligations within the criminal justice systemand opportunities to seek justice outside of the criminal process, through litigation in civil court. This book provides websites and email addresses, and explains the legal system and your rights or duties regarding such matters as:-Reporting a crime-Seeking medical and emotional help-Protecting your privacy rights-Knowing police investigation procedures-Arresting the perpetrator-Filing criminal charges-Crime mapping-Protecting yourself and your family from harassment-Proceeding before trial-Testifying at trial-Testifying at sentencing-Filing and pursuing a civil lawsuit against the criminal-Obtaining crime victims compensation-Getting information from the court and court personnel-Understanding online crimes
Provides the latest information on every section of the test, practice questions and answers, test-taking and skill-building strategies, and six practice exams.